Mount Airy woman arrested on charge of torching own home

FREDERICK — A Mount Airy woman faces a bond-review hearing after she was arrested on an arson charge for allegedly setting fire to her own home.

Forty-seven-year-old Patricia Cullop is due in court Wednesday. She was arrested Tuesday and held on $50,000 bond.

Investigators say Cullop set a fire in her kitchen Nov. 19 and then barricaded herself in the attic and called 911.

She was treated for smoke inhalation and related injuries after emergency responders found her inside the burning home.

She is charged with first-degree arson and first-degree malicious burning.

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